Prohibitive is a synonym of circumscriptive.
As adjectives the difference between prohibitive and circumscriptive
is that prohibitive
is tending to prohibit, preclude, or disallow while circumscriptive
is that circumscribes or outlines.
As a noun prohibitive
is (linguistics) negative imperative.
Tending to prohibit, preclude, or disallow.
Costly to the extreme; beyond budget.
- Some countries are more prohibitive than others when it comes to hot topics like euthanasia and cloning.
- I'd like to visit Europe someday, but the cost is prohibitive right now.
(linguistics) negative imperative